Website -Japanese example sentences

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Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by m_ » Sun 08.17.2008 10:57 pm

Are there other useful websites besides WWWJDIC and http://www.alc.co.jp/index.html where I can research on many many Japanese example sentences?

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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by chandrayee » Mon 08.18.2008 7:42 am

tjp..simple..

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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by hungryhotei » Mon 08.18.2008 8:29 am

m_ wrote:Are there other useful websites besides WWWJDIC and http://www.alc.co.jp/index.html where I can research on many many Japanese example sentences?


You'll find goolge is amazing. Especially because it gives you the number of hits letting you compare how common different expressions are or find out if people actually say things. It takes some practice though because you have to learn not only what to search for but how to interpret the results that come up. And of course there are no English translations. (most of the time)
天気がいいから、散歩しましょう。

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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by m_ » Mon 08.18.2008 8:57 am

I actually tried that before, but I'm at such a beginner's level that I can't analyse the results or figure out if the phrases are what I think they meant.

anyway I just tried to seach for this phrase 大ファンから信じて待つ (which I am not sure if it is gramatically correct or even mean what I think it means), and it came up with 990 results but none for the entire phrase. Is that very clear that there is something wrong with the phrase? :wink:
This is the entire sentence - 活動休止のでライブを今も将来も多分見られませんとおもいますが大ファンから信じて待つ!

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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by hungryhotei » Tue 08.19.2008 7:49 pm

m_ wrote:大ファンから信じて待つ


I'm not sure exactly what you want to say here so I can't comment on the best form for the 待つ, but I think that として would work better than から here.
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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 08.19.2008 8:21 pm

At the very least:

大ファンから = "from a big fan"
大ファンだから = "because [I] am a big fan"

You want the second one here.
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Re: Website -Japanese example sentences

Post by Instant Radical » Thu 08.21.2008 9:06 am

(The new?) http://www.jisho.org has a massive amount of example sentences, with translations. It's helping me a lot!

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Post by richvh » Thu 08.21.2008 9:55 am

Jisho.org seems to be using edict/JMdict as the dictionary, and the Tanaka corpus of example sentences, so is functionally equivalent to WWWJDIC. The only real difference is the user interface.
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